Abby is available to do speaking engagements on the topics of Trans and leaving Ultra-Orthodoxy, as well as Gender within Judaism, in form of lectures, discussions, open Q&A, and text study.

Please email my agent, Kate Johnson -, and cc April 2020: Kate is currently on maternity leave, please also CC Rachel Crawford -  
Speakers Portfolio available upon request. 

Feel free to check out past speaking engagements on YouTube, and past text studies on Sefaria (link below).


  1. Hi there Abby,
    You spoke beautifully at the First Narayever Congregation last week. Your words and your presence have stayed with me. I wanted to thank you so much for your courage and your eloquence. Like I said during the Q&A, you are saving lives.

    I am learning "Daf Yomi", mostly to understand where our rituals originated, and I was initially shocked to come across so much discussion of the six sexes/genders. I am also intrigued by our Sages' debates about sexual practices (lots of talk about anal intercourse... very curious). For me, learning Talmud is about history, anthropology, and learning about how power was created and maintained over hundreds of years.

    You are carrying the weight of all of those generations on your shoulders. You can educate the rest of us with the benefit of the traditional learning that you were privy to when you were young and considered to be 'male'. To use that education toward bettering the Jewish community - and the world - well, I can't imagine anything more valuable to do with one's life.

    Thank you, so much, for who you are and what you are doing.

    Shabbat Shalom!
    Marcia Beck

  2. Dear Abby,
    I've heard you talk on NPR on Dec24th and was really touched by your courage and your story. I just finished reading your book (Becoming Eve). And I have to tell you - it was absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your story and making many of us be more understanding and open minded.